This is the recap for last week’s open mic on June 30th.
1. Ben Garvey – Rob complained about me playing the same songs ever week so I played Todd Snyder’s “Alright Guy,” Beck’s “Cut in Half Blues,” and my own “Why Now Satan?”
2. Johnny Miles – Played a new original that I liked.
3. Forest Greens – It might have been the last appearance of Sam in the band.
4. Jason Vertucio – Covered Bush’s “Glycerine.”
5. Sarah Allen – I love when she plays the keyboard. Her voice seems more relaxed than when she plays guitar.
6. Phil Golub – He played some song about Heroin, at least that’s what my notes say.
7. Bob Michel – He said he couldn’t make Sarah’s show so he dedicated a song to her. Hell if I know what song it was.
8. The Freewheelers – They finally took my advice and played “Deathletter” which is one of my favorite songs on the White Stripes’ album, “De Stijl.”
9. Matt Winn – Supposedly Matt can play the guitar and the keyboard at the same time, but tonight he played a cool keyboard instrumental called “Duka,” which I think he said means “suffering” in Sanskrit.
10. Craig Caniglia – Also played the keyboard since it was already out.
11. Willie & Danielle – Danielle plays the flute nicely, especially with Willie.
12. John Shaughnessy – Tried playing a song with my guitar, but kind of gave up when it refused to tune for him.
13. Dave Moretz – Covered “I Shot the Sheriff.” Nice rhythm.
14. Roz King – Like the huge nerd I am I’ve been keeping notes so I have a basic idea of what to write each week. I didn’t take Notes on Roz or Keith and all I remember is Roz having problems tuning his guitar. It must have been the humidity that night.
15. Keith Lewis – By request he played “Dance My Love Dance,” which might have been played more times than any other original song at the Tree House / Living Room in 3 years.